Re: Package priority change?
On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 03:12:06PM +0200, Kalle Kivimaa wrote:
> Before filing any bugs on this matter to the BTS, I'd like to check
> who is responsible for changing the priority of a package? Is it the
> ftpmasters or the package maintainer?
> The package in question is k3b, which should depend on cdrdao, but
> cdrdao is too low priority for that. So, either k3b needs to be
> lowered or cdrdao upgraded.
ftp-master, usually the maintainer changes the priority in the next
upload, and replies to the mail regarding override discrepancies he
gets, it lists the correct address to reply to. Both ftp-master and the
package maintainer need to change it, but in the packages lists and
everywhere where it matters, the ftp-master definition takes precedence.
At the moment rules like a package may not depend on a lower priority
package are violated reasonably often, and this is not a RC issue. See
 for a list of those issues. It may be that someone is trying to come
up with a list of suggestions to fix that, which could then be
processed, but in the meanwhile, don't feel too bad when temporarily
violating that rule for extra vs optional.
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)